Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. and after lagging in many polls, this first match-up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win. and he came in and fought that fight stylistically. i think he put the president on defense a number of times. >> reporter: now, the candidates aren't wasting any time. they're getting back on the campaign trail today. and the big next week when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one in kentucky. live in denver, brandi hitt. back to you. >> big issues and controversies in the headlines last few weeks, never mentioned last night. >> reporter: definitely. that's what's interesting, rob and paula. you talk to the analysts. and a lot of people were waiting for president obama to bring up mitt romney's past at bain capital. and that 47% comment he made over the last couple of weeks. abc news spoke to the romney campaign and they were also surprised. they had pressed mitt romney to answer these questions. and they don't know why the president didn't bring it up, either. i feel these are talking points
Oct 4, 2012 5:30am EDT
romney returns to campaign trail this morning with new momentum after his strong performance last night. >> the debate ranged from the extremely serious to the very silly and whether big bird should be fired. so abc's brandi hitt has for for us this morning. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a challenge and a smile. >> five million jobs in the private sector were created. the auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again. to get people hired again. >> reporter: the past comments about the 47% has taken a toll on the campaign. the president never brought up the comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he'
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
the top stories. the president's 20th wedding anniversary, he and mitt romney face off in the first debate. this one in denver. overnight, a conservative website released this 2007 video, getting lots of attention. it shows obama being racially divisive. the romney campaign says it's not responsible for that video's release. >>> american airlines says improperly installed clamps caused the seats to come loose during three recent flights. the airline and its pilots union have agreed to resume contract negotiations. >>> looking at today's weather. cooling down out west. mountain snow in montana. morning fog in the northeast. showers and thunderstorms from the carolinas, south to florida. >>> and finally, it may sound like a hungry teenager's dream assignment. get paid for eating fast food every, single day. >> what do you mean teenagers? it was an experiment by doctors to find out what fast food diets can do to your health. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: hitting the fast food drive-in for science. >> can i get five soft tacos? can i get a number four? >> reporter: over and over and o